LA Tower Allegedly Using Vegas 'Death Ray' Glass

By Andrew McIntyre (November 9, 2016, 10:37 AM EST) -- The glass encircling the under-construction Los Angeles Wilshire Grand tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, is the same material that caused art at a Dallas museum to fry and created a plastic-melting "death ray" in Las Vegas, according to a challenge to the tower's building permit recently obtained by Law360.

The document, filed this past summer and which Law360 obtained through a public records request, claims that same glass being installed at Wilshire Grand — highly reflective so-called Viracon VRE 1-38 glass — is causing excessive heat and glare on nearby streets and in nearby buildings.

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